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Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties

Designed for people who are looking to enter into or progress within the health and social care sector, or with a personal interest.

Having  a learning difficulty means that people find it harder to learn certain  skills. It is important for those working in healthcare, social care  and education to have knowledge of different Specific Learning  Difficulties, how they are diagnosed and how individuals can be  supported.

Course Content

  • The characteristics of ADHD, ADD, dyslexia and dyscalculia

  • How specific learning difficulties can affect children and adults in different ways

  • The importance of early diagnosis

  • The various assessment methods available to diagnose specific learning difficulties

  • How individuals can be supported to gain, start and continue with study and employment

Mandatory units

  • Specific Learning Difficulties

  • Effects of Specific Learning Difficulties

  • Diagnosis of Specific Learning Difficulties

  • Supporting Individuals with Specific Learning Difficulties

  • Context of Specific Learning Difficulties